Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Unkown?
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on Jul 28, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Spiral Staircase starts out ok at best but after some initial moves and a dirty airy traverse, you do gain a stellar double hand crack that is quite fun and does have cool positioning.
Great access line to gain the tops of some of the harder climbs. 

Location

Start just left of SM on short OW to gain the traverse ledge. Traverse used to be weird to protect especially the follower until the tree but now there is a lead bolt.
Nice two bolt anchor with rap rings 20’ up and right from where double crack ends on a good ledge. 

Protection

Single set of SLCD from 1/2-2”! You may want your rack of chocks and hexcentricks but I would imagine that to be personal preference/stylistic. One thing is for certain you might want to extend every piece at least 18cm to avoid this rope drag phenomenon since the route does go at a bit of a spiral!

Photos

J Smith
  5.5
J Smith  
  5.5
With all of the traversing, the route uses most a 60m rope to reach the anchors described above. Two single rope raps to descend. 1st rap from the anchor with rap rings = 90'. 2nd rap from cold shuts to the ground. Sep 8, 2018